Definitions

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  • adjective Similar to a chicken
  • adjective Similar to chicken (the meat)
  • adjective Similar to that of a chicken; as, a chickenlike beak, chickenlike noise
  • adverb postpositive In a chickenlike manner

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He'd keep his hands in a chickenlike fashion, and he'd make a noise, which was like the calling of a chicken, which he still has.

    July 2004

  • It wasn't just the chickenlike skin of her neck and shoulders; her body made me think of a pile of wrinkled clothing.

    Memoirs of a Geisha

  • Or, since there doesn't seem to be agreement on the source of anything where fads are concerned, they were named for the chickenlike flapping of their arms when they did the Charleston.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Dodging a grotesque, chickenlike peck of the huge head, he found himself at the foot of the library steps.

    Blood Lines

  • Most are chickenlike: heavy bodied with short, rounded wings, and adapted for life on the ground.

    5 Chicken

  • It was filled with the women of Bleeding Heart, most of them strangers until a few minutes ago, and yet she felt such a part of them Children whooped and cried and ran in wild, chickenlike circles around the wooden pews, yet there was an odd sense of peace that prevailed within the whitewashed walls.

    Surrender A Dream

  • It was filled with the women of Bleeding Heart, most of them strangers until a few minutes ago, and yet she felt such a part of them Children whooped and cried and ran in wild, chickenlike circles around the wooden pews, yet there was an odd sense of peace that prevailed within the whitewashed walls.

    Surrender A Dream

  • It was filled with the women of Bleeding Heart, most of them strangers until a few minutes ago, and yet she felt such a part of them Children whooped and cried and ran in wild, chickenlike circles around the wooden pews, yet there was an odd sense of peace that prevailed within the whitewashed walls.

    Surrender A Dream

  • Look for tracks—chickenlike marks on the muddy shores of creeks, splattered with white droppings the size of a half-dollar.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Look for tracks—chickenlike marks on the muddy shores of creeks, splattered with white droppings the size of a half-dollar.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

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